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Wood Tavern

Wood Tavern

New American Restaurant and Wine Bar$$$$
North Oakland, Oakland
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  • Sherene T.
    "Crispy pork belly with whiskey baked beans"(3 Tips)
    Tim A.
    "Gnocchi, pork belly, and lemon cucumber salad are all must haves"(5 Tips)
    Charles B.
    "Come for lunch and order the Pastrami sandwich- buff said."(2 Tips)
    Sarah E.
    "The pork chop and the pork belly are amazing!"(4 Tips)
58 Tips and reviews
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  • Bedi
    BediJuly 30
    Andreas cooks there and he cooks well. Go there and pork chop and steak yourself!
  • Craig V.
    Craig VillamorMarch 12
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic burger, nice atmosphere, well stocked bar. What's not to like?
  • Paul W.
    Paul WilliamsFebruary 20
    Been here 100+ times
    Highly recommend the cocktail, Obi Smooth.
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan MarieFebruary 18
    Best service, best food, best cocktails! Best ambiance!!!
  • Russell L.
    Russell LJuly 3, 2015
    You can give this place a pass if you're vegetarian. But if not, apparently it's quite good!
  • Sherene T.
    Sherene TanApril 9, 2015
    Crispy pork belly with whiskey baked beans
  • Sherene T.
    Sherene TanApril 9, 2015
    Burrata with artichokes
  • Marshall S.
    Marshall St. ClairApril 2, 2015
    Grilled Double Cut Pork Chop
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YMarch 1, 2015
    Go for lunch -- can be loud for dinner. Love the duck confit and pork belly here
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtDecember 12, 2014
    Best beef and barley stew I've ever had
  • Jessica L.
    Jessica LittleSeptember 13, 2014
    So good! Save room for desserts.
  • Thomas S.
    Thomas StangaSeptember 1, 2014
    Order a half size so you can try more than one.
  • Hilary C.
    Hilary CrowleyAugust 27, 2014
    Great ambiance and warm layout. A place you're happy to be.
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony MaggioAugust 10, 2014
    Cocktails were good, but the steak was really lacking flavor
  • John B.
    John BobeldykAugust 7, 2014
    The full menu is served at the bar, no reservations required.
  • Sandy C.
    Sandy ChiaoAugust 7, 2014
    Ribeye, roasted chicken, fish. All good!
  • Benjamin C.
    Benjamin ChristianMarch 1, 2014
    Nice vibe. Good wine. The sauces on the meat are way too rich. Couldn't finish the meal. Drowned in butter.
  • Alex A.
    Alex AnokhinFebruary 27, 2014
    Great rib eye.
  • Sofya M.
    Sofya MulenokFebruary 27, 2014
    Steak was amazing!
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LinFebruary 14, 2014
    A side of shoe string fries is a great compliment to their sandwiches
  • Bryan S.
    Bryan SchembariNovember 19, 2013
    The Hot Pastrami Sandwich is divine. Get it with fries!
  • Nick D.
    Nick DalisayOctober 19, 2013
    Half Chicken...order it!!!
  • Tim A.
    Tim ArmandpourSeptember 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Gnocchi, pork belly, and lemon cucumber salad are all must haves
  • Suejin K.
    Suejin KimAugust 1, 2013
    Crispy pork belly- the summer version includes salty, spicy watermelon. I'm coming back here for the winter version. The duck is fantastic as well.
  • Jenn B.
    Jenn BJuly 28, 2013
    Pork chop and chicken entrees take 40 minutes to cook!
  • John M.
    John MunozJune 3, 2013
    Make a reservation, this place gets busy.
  • Ayin A.
    Ayin AyinMay 18, 2013
    Had the pork belly and the half chicken-- both were perfect!!! Love it!
  • J.P. D.
    J.P. DohertyFebruary 16, 2013
    Grilled Skirt Steak sandwich. Best sandwich I think I have ever had in my entire life.
  • Jonathan B.
    Jonathan BareFebruary 15, 2013
    Everything you need to know: Old Speckled Hen on tap.
  • Gabi A.
    Gabi AshmanFebruary 14, 2013
    Chicory salad and NIMAN ranch burger with mouth-watering fries... will def be coming back to try out some other items on the menu (re-tip from earlier post...stupid autocorrect changed Niman to Human)
  • Chloe B.
    Chloe BenjaminDecember 28, 2012
    Try the Pork and Barley Soup - The boy likes!
  • Pacific Union
    Pacific UnionOctober 17, 2012
    Sophisticated spot. This place is very popular so arrive early. Amazing roasted chicken!
  • Aaron M.
    Aaron MakinenAugust 20, 2012
    World-beater, mayonnaise-free cole slaw
  • Tim D.
    Tim DennisNovember 21, 2011
    Sit at the bar for goodness sakes
  • stephanie b.
    stephanie bauerOctober 24, 2011
    Incredible.......
  • pj c.
    pj calihanSeptember 3, 2011
    Salads are always amazing and the butcher block is the perfect cholesterol rush after spending quality time with my PT
  • Jen R.
    Jen RogersAugust 25, 2011
    Best Bloody Mary ever!
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Grab a seat at the concrete chef’s counter if you are a fan of close up cooking and how butter is supposed to be used; over, and over, and over again. - Inspector
  • Chris H.
    Chris HempelApril 16, 2011
    Excellent food if you can get in -- sit at the bar.
  • Brown Estate
    Brown EstateFebruary 11, 2011
    Our 03 cab sauv can be had by the glass here at our favorite Oakland hot spot!
  • Raoul B.
    Raoul BaddeDecember 11, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Jose is the older of the two bartenders. a little salt and pepper hair. ask him for his favorite drink
  • Kouros M.
    Kouros MohitOctober 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    They have a Handley Pinot! Hooray!
  • Travis Y.
    Travis YoungOctober 25, 2010
    paté... meh.
  • Kouros M.
    Kouros MohitOctober 1, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Unti syrah with the burger.
  • Sergey Z.
    Sergey ZhurbiloAugust 19, 2010
    Make a reservation it can get packed. Also gin and german... gets you messed up
  • Kouros M.
    Kouros MohitAugust 14, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Myers syrah with their burger. It's a perfect match.
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer TanJuly 2, 2010
    The crispy pork shoulder confit sandwich & a side of fries is what you need to try first!
  • George D.
    George DyMay 18, 2010
    Appetizer comes fast
  • Theresa N.
    Theresa NelsonMay 8, 2010
    Superb food, great atmosphere, bar seats overlooking the saute station are great fun, even without a reservation you can arrive early-ish and get the full menu at the bar. Read more
  • Nick M.
    Nick McCannMarch 27, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the Southie Affogato for dessert. Even if it isn't on the menu.
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